A List Maker's Life: Think It Through Thursday

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Think It Through Thursday

Learning Objective:
The kids will draw basic shapes: circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, and diamonds

large piece of wax paper or white construction paper
finger paint (see recipe below)

1. Mix finger pain
2. Allow kids to explore with finger paint
3. Show examples of specific shapes in the finger paint
4. Ask children to name the shapes
5. Ask kids to reproduce the shapes in the paint

Recipe: Soap Suds Finger Paint
~soap flakes (Ivory) - not detergent
Add equal amounts of soap and water in a bowl. Beat until stiff (like egg whites). Add powdered paint flakes. Cleans up very easily with water!

Gavin and I did a similar activity this week. Instead of the finger paint we used pudding. Instead of shapes, Gavin practiced reproducing the numbers 1-20.
Have Fun!



  1. Oh and I thought you should know I've given up trying to use Mr. Linky and am just sending everyone over to you! Hope you don't mind!

  2. I like recipe and ideas! My middlechild would play with this for hours...anything gooey she can put her hands in :)

    Thanks for linking to my carnival!


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